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Ma and Pa Kettle (1949) was a Comedy Film directed by Charles Lamont and produced by Aaron Rosenberg and Leonard Goldstein.

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Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm ( 1951 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 10, 2020 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride made their fifth film appearance as country yokels Ma & Pa Kettle in Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm ( 1951 ). This delightful comedy had the pair returning to their old ramshackle home in the country and discovering uranium on the property. The characters of ... Read full article


Ma and Pa Kettle Plus Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

By Amanda Garrett on May 21, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm pairing a classic movie with a delicious dessert for the Classic Movie Ice Cream Social blogathon hosted by Movies Silently. My selections are the always endearing Pa and Ma Kettle, as portrayed by Percy Kilbride and Marjorie Main, and a delicious strawberry-rhubarb pie that is easy to... Read full article


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Tom Kettle: Theories are nice, Ma, but not when they break up families and threaten lives.


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One of the modern paintings hanging in the Kettle's new home, is by Ferdnand Leger, whose work had focused on the machine age the alienation of the individual as he became a consumer.
As the Kettles are shown the features of their new home the newsreel footage on TV is that of the first flight of the Hughes H-4 Hercules AKA "Spruce Goose". The H-4 first and only flight was on 2 November 1947, just 17 months prior to the release of this movie.
Second of eight films in which Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride portrayed Ma and Pa Kettle.
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